As I have gone through this learning curve on prayer, the one thing that I am repeatedly seeing is that I cannot pray according to my limited vision. I see things from a very limited human view, not at all the way God sees things with His omniscience. And the things I am seeing are tinged and shadowed with fear, anxiety and uncertainty.
The path this country is headed down.
Health, problems and well-being of loved ones.
My daily life with all its own problems and health issues.
These are all things that I can only observe from the surface, without seeing the underlying issues and future consequences.
I can imagine outcomes where this country is concerned and am torn between asking the Lord to step in and stop the downward spiral, and crying out to Him to rapture us before the downward spiral reaches the bottom.
The third option is for us to endure the downward spiral and all the consequences that would be at the bottom.
See? Limited view.
The two people that are dearest to me in this life are both facing health issues and deep struggles in the near future.
I want to pray that God put His Hand on them and heal them and take away all the issues that are current and those that will occur in the future.
But what if this time is for them to learn and grow in the faith? What if this time is needed for them to draw closer to the Savior and Lord?
This is where the trust and faith in Jesus comes in; when I need to follow the example of the Prayer Coin and turn my ‘Take This Cup’ into ‘Not My Will’, leaving it in the Hands of the One that knows all and controls all.
For myself, there seems to be more pain and numbness each morning, more stiffness and weakness each day. But for myself, I have grown used to these infirmities. I have learned to rest in Jesus, and trust that He will give me the strength to live with it without complaining so much about the limitations it places on me.
“1 I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.
2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;
my God, my strength, in whom I will trust;
my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
3 I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised.”
© Drusilla Mott and https://drusillamott.wordpress.com, 2019